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Sr. Backend Developer in Amsterdam


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Job Description

Do you want to make a difference in the world?

Our goal is to improve healthcare across the globe by enabling better medical research through technology. Our customers love Castor, as reflected by our 8.42/10 satisfaction score.

We are rapidly scaling up our processes and technical architecture to keep pace with our 200%+ year-on-year growth. This poses interesting technical challenges as we make our product available in countries like Brazil and Australia with the same great user experience.


The tools of our trade

  • PHP 7, our own framework based on open-source component, and Doctrine 2
  • ExtJS
  • Vagrant and ansible for environment provisioning and deployments
  • A multi-tenant, multi-server MySql setup
  • Bitbucket (git), JIRA and Slack
  • Jenkins


What we will be working on the next twelve months

  • An HL7 FHIR based data-integration platform to allow medical data-exchange between our system and the largest Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in the world
  • A scaleable API to allow our customers to build their own integrations
  • A flexible userland Automation Engine that allows customers to create their own business logic and automations within our system
  • A recommendation engine to make it easier to standardize medical research data for reuse
  • A continuous delivery pipeline to improve quality control and ease deployments


We offer

  • A job offer within a week (if we like you)
  • The chance to carve out your technical role in a fast-moving start-up
  • A way to help the world by improving medical research
  • The option to work from home for up to 2 days a week
  • 30 vacation days per year
  • The opportunity to attend relevant tech conferences and trainings
  • A team of young, smart and driven colleagues
  • A spacious office with all amenities located in the south-east part of Amsterdam, next to Holendrecht Station
  • Free lunch, snacks and Friday afternoon drinks!
  • A great salary, bonuses based on company and personal results and a pension plan.


Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person, who is open to learn and loves to teach.

  • You have broad interests but specialise in PHP and Javascript (5+ years experience)
  • You prefer high quality, well-structured code over quick fixes
  • You love to train, mentor and motivate your colleagues
  • You're eager to learn
  • You have an open mindset and educate yourself continuously
  • You’re excited about the opportunity to help us scale from NL to global,
  • You are eager to help us with automated testing, security and Continuous Delivery


About Castor

  • Healthcare

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